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Old 09-01-2012, 08:22 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Quacamole View Post
Back in action now, had one week business trip abroad.

Took the frames, engine and swingarm to the workshop at my workplace for
frame modification.

So what happened today - cut the Superduke frame into pieces since I need the
steering neck and swingarm brackets. Did some measuring before ofcourse.
Bent new upper tubes of 33mm st355 steel so I could just stick them over
existing Duke frame pieces. Does not look straight at the moment but for the
welding I'll use a jig ofcourse. Hopefully I'll continue on Sunday...

Used ol'school bender though we have machinery also.

First impressions

For upper tubes I cut small insert to bend them outwards

To get the lower tubes outwards little heating was needed

Final shot today...cant wait to hit the road!

Might be a good idea before going any further with this, to fit front forks and wheel into the sttering head (less fork springs) and see if you are going to have enough clearance?
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